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Planning Reforms and Levelling up: Legal considerations

07 April 2022 at 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM /

07 April 2022 at 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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In August 2020, the Government published a White Paper and consultation on proposals to reform the English planning system. We also saw simultaneous proposals for reform to data on land control, as well as changes to the standard method for assessing local housing need. Since then:

  • There have been significant extensions to Permitted Development Rights and the introduction of a new Class E to the Use Classes Order
  • The National Planning Policy Framework has been revised
  • Temporary Coronavirus regulations providing local authorities in England with the powers to hold public meetings including planning committees virtually expired on 7 May 2021

The Government department responsible for Planning has also been renamed the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and a new Secretary of State.

With the Levelling Up White Paper published in February and further planning reform seemingly pencilled in, there could be further changes to planning legislation.

Join us online or in-person at Landmark Chambers, 180 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2HG, for a fireside chat with some of England’s top Chambers discussing the above changes.


Karen Howard

Partner, Shoosmiths

John Litton QC

Barrister, Landmark Chambers

Rebecca Roffe

Partner, CMS

Richard Blyth FRTPI

Head of Policy Practice & Research, RTPI


Landmark Chambers



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